The School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina invites applications for three nine-month professional-track instructors to begin January 1, 2024, or August 16, 2024.
The school offers majors in advertising, journalism, broadcast journalism, mass communication, public relations and visual communications. The most competitive applicants will demonstrate both professional skills and teaching abilities that span at least two majors. We seek instructors who will help us continue to fulfill our mission of preparing the next generation of mass communication practitioners.
- This is a position with an expected teaching workload of eight courses per academic year.
- Select service activities may include advising student organizations such as the co-curricular Public Relations Student Society of America, National Association of Black Journalists, Ad Team or the Bateman Case Study Competition, along with committee work.
Required Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in advertising, business, communication, journalism, mass communication, public relations, strategic communication, marketing, or related field.
- Experience teaching at the college/university level.
- Professional experience in advertising, business, communication, journalism, mass communication, public relations, strategic communication, marketing or related field.
- Experience with student organizations in the disciplines.
All applicants must complete this online application at USC Jobs.
Application review begins October 30, 2023. This position is open until filled.
Applications must include the following:
- Cover letter
- Current vitae
- List of three references (including name, phone number, and email)
- Three letters of recommendation (solicited prior to the start date) – are listed as optional documents, while the three letters are required prior to the start date, letters may be uploaded with the application, but it is not required.
For further information about this position, please contact:
Search Committee Chair
Dr. Leigh Moscowitz — email@example.com.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications currently enrolls approximately 1,700 undergraduates and 100 graduate students in journalism, advertising, public relations, visual communications and mass communications. The SJMC offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism and mass communication and a Ph.D. in mass communication. The faculty consists of a collegial group of researchers and educators with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. The school houses two professional video studios, a photography studio, and five Mac labs. We extensively use Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop in our classes. As part of our program, every student has a subscription to Adobe Creative Suite.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications is committed to the mission of the College of Information and Communications and the University of South Carolina to foster a diverse and vibrant academic environment, embrace diversity in its various forms and create a welcoming environment that encourages all to excel.
College of Information and Communications
The College of Information and Communications is home to two nationally recognized schools, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the School of Information Science. The college provides outstanding teaching, research, and community outreach. As such, it is one of only a few universities to combine its communications and information science programs, two rapidly evolving — and converging — fields united by a shared belief that information accessibility is the cornerstone of self-governance. The College has approximately 1,800 undergraduates, 500 graduate students, and more than 100 faculty and staff members. New assets available to faculty and students in both schools include the Social Media Insights Lab and the Biometric and User Experience Lab. Both are designed to facilitate the study of issues related to data, media, and their impact on society.
The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina in Columbia is the major research institution of the University of South Carolina system and its largest campus, enrolling approximately 35,000 students. The university offers over 320 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional program levels. Founded in 1801, it is among America’s oldest and most comprehensive public universities and is one of only 32 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s top-tier designations in both research activity and community engagement. South Carolina’s capital city is currently undergoing several urban revitalization projects and offers residents a growing range of artistic, cultural, and recreational opportunities.
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.